Monday, April 28, 2014

In Case You Missed It: In the Front Row

This past weekend the Milwaukee Brewers unveiled a new statue in honor of longtime broadcaster Bob Uecker.  It is placed not in front of Miller Park but in the last row of the upper deck behind home plate.
Newer generation of baseball fans know Uecker as Harry Doyle in the Major League movie franchise, but he has been doing Brewer games on the radio since 1971.  As a player he was a backup catcher in the 1960s with a career batting average of .200. But he has been a very popular tv personality over last 30 years ago.
But why is this statue of Uecker placed there?  Because of the very popular Miller Lite commercials in the 1980s that he was a part of:


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